Guide to Historic Iron Making

The different types of iron and iron producing processes explained.

Making iron in a Bloomery furnace, from the Viking age.

Pig iron, wrought iron, sponge iron, cast iron, steel, slag, bloomery furnace, bloom, blast furnace… yeah, it is pretty confusing isn’t it?

When it comes to iron making there are a lot of different concepts and jargon which make make your head spin, and places like Wikipedia…

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Erik Engheim

Erik Engheim

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